Hugging the shore: essays and criticism

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Knopf, 1983 - Fiction - 919 pages
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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism, Hugging the Shore is an enormously intelligent, witty collection of essays by John Updike. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist sheds keen light on everything from the first kiss to going barefoot to the world's greatest writers. First time in paper.

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HUGGING THE SHORE: Essays And Criticism

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It's entirely possible that history's choice for the finest literary critic to find steady exposure in the pages of the New Yorker will not be Edmund Wilson—but rather John Updike, who here gathers ... Read full review

Contents

SOME IRISH
375
JARRY QUENEAU CELINE PINGET
394
NORTHERN EUROPEANS
424
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About the author (1983)

John Updike's novels have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the American Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rosenthal Award, and the Howells Medal. He died of lung cancer in 2009, at age 75.

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